Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Dictionary of Marxist Thought By T. B. Bottomore

'Tis the New Year, and I'm stuck in my room reviewing Marxist terminology in preparation for an upcoming exam. If there's any one else out there in the same predicament, here's a very handy guide for brushing up on the terms. About 80% of the text is available.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ryan,

Thanks for the link. Also, here's the first in a series of lectures on Marxian thought, posted on youtube. Have a look if you're interested.
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=FjXAgBDSp2g

-Sarah

Anonymous said...

Ryan and Sarah,

Just in case you're interested here's two chapters from Fredric Jameson's Postmodernism
or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism.

http://books.google.com/books?id=oRJ9fh9BK8wC&dq=Postmodernism,+or,+the+Cultural+Logic+of+Late+Capitalism&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result#PPP1,M1

Parts of it have been posted here as well:
http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/us/jameson.htm

-Billy

Anonymous said...

Ryan, Sarah, Josh, Billy,

Here's a nice concise explanation of deconstruction that might help. I have a feeling this might show up on the test.

http://www.brocku.ca/english/courses/4F70/deconstruction.php

-Josh

Ryan said...
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Ryan said...

Thanks, Josh, et. al.

John Lye also gives a summary of Derrida's notoriously abstruse term, différance.

http://www.brocku.ca/english/courses/4F70/diffr.php

Ryan said...

Ryan, Sarah, Josh, Billy

Here's a list of lectures/interviews related to postmodernism. Since we don't have time to read everything out there, I hope this helps.

Slavoj Zizek, Slovenian-born political philosopher and cultural critic:
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=E4VpxI8tkpU

and Slavoj Zizek's "Maybe We Just Need a Different Chicken," a lecture on politeness and ideology:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2530392910118230001&ei=f9xVSYnMLIaEwgPu9YXtDw&q=%22Slavoj+Zizek%22&hl=en

Richard Rorty:
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=jpf-ye31sYk

Rorty on Anti-Terrorism and the National Security State:
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=gm-5uikx3kk&feature=related

American Pragmatism: The Putnam-Rorty Debate and the Pragmatist Revival
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=GlrEbffVVjM&feature=related

Habermas on the Kantian project of Cosmopolitan Law:
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=oTCuRlz22g4

Belgian-born structuralist philosopher Tzvetan Todorov:
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=k6tb6CroaV8

Julia Kristeva: On Linguistics
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=IXLUsoEDYPw

Lacan: On the Unconscious
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=URsYj-TVFjc

Helene Cixous on the public intellectual, phallocentricism etc:
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKUQWv0irVw

Judith Butler: Documentary
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=Q50nQUGiI3s&feature=related

Very pretentious documentary about the very pretentious Derrida:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7347615341871798222&ei=qeJVSbX4HZLAwgPhzLH0Dg&q=%22derrida%22&hl=en

On Bakhtin’s carnival:
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=Noi4UNpc254

Foucault in debate with Chomsky:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1634494870703391080&ei=buVVSf29E4jKwgPn2bWsCw&q=foucault&hl=en

Interview with Stephen Greenblatt:
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=rN1eoANmAiI

Fredric Jameson receiving Holberg Prize, with introduction by Paul Anderson:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1886864727604894969&ei=mOdVSbS-NIe0wgODwbCxCA&q=%22fredric+jameson%22&hl=en
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8109384431936522353&hl=en

Herbert's Hippopotamus: Marcuse and Revolution in Paradise:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5311625903124176509&ei=mOdVSbS-NIe0wgODwbCxCA&q=%22fredric+jameson%22&hl=en

Bell Hooks, Cultural Criticism and Transformation:
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=zQUuHFKP-9s

Edward Said:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3442235942259420708&ei=1upVSd1MhqjCA4-piLgD&q=%22edward+said%22&hl=en

Homi Bhabha:
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=yER4QwiSl14

Cultural Theory: Historical Materialism:
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=FjXAgBDSp2g

-Tomoko

Anonymous said...

Ryan,

And for a more general, not exclusively Marxist dictionary, check out J.A. Cuddon's classic, A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory, most of which is online here:

http://books.google.com/books?id=xs8l4rQwenIC&pg=PA988&lpg=PA988&dq=%22yale+manifesto%22&source=web&ots=B2pWbh8V0P&sig=CiAJhb6E9VpeXRxwLXc0XtpDRxs&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result#PPP1,M1

-Jarvis32